Front End Happy Hour

A podcast featuring a panel of Software Engineers from Netflix, Evernote & LinkedIn talking over drinks about all things Front End development.

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  1. Hangovers and hotels: engineer conferences

    August 28, 2016

    Conferences continue to be a great way to learn and grow as an engineer. In the 14th episode of the Front End Happy Hour podcast we discuss the value of conferences and why you might want to attend. It’s a special episode because we…

  2. Drinking in the present to learn future JavaScript

    August 17, 2016

    In episode 13 of the Front End Happy Hour podcast, we’re joined by Jafar Husain from Netflix to talk with us about the future of JavaScript. Jafar is part of the TC-39 committee that helps determine the future specs of ECMAScript. Jafar…

  3. Ninja Rockstar Whiskey Drinker With 10 Years IPA Experience

    August 8, 2016

    As an engineer or developer we currently fortunate enough to have a wide selection of amazing jobs and companies to work for. Although we have a wide selection of jobs, finding the right one is extremely important and may require some…

  4. Transpilers - slow down and drink

    July 27, 2016

    Leveraging transpilers is extremely helpful in allowing us to extend the JavaScript language in ways JavaScript engines cannot. There are a lot of amazing transpilers available in the JavaScript community and we all love transpilers, but…

  5. Raise your glass to women in tech

    July 12, 2016

    In the technology industry we’re continually trying to grow the diversity of people who are working in the space. Most recently there have been a lot of great efforts made to increase the number of women in tech. In this episode we are…

  6. Scotch makes us animated

    June 6, 2016

    In this episode we learn about animating with JavaScript. We’re joined by a special guest, Sarah Drasner, who is an expert in JavaScript and SVG animations. Having good animations in your product is really important for the overall user…

  7. A Shot of Silicon Valley

    May 24, 2016

    Working in Silicon Valley is very unique. We work in a bubble, immersed in technology. There are billboards about frameworks, technology, and gadgets. Coffee shops are filled with people on Macbooks covered in stickers. Conversations on the…

  8. a11y Cocktail

    May 15, 2016

    In this episode, we have a special guest joining us to talk about digital accessibility, Jennison Asuncion who is a leader in the accessibility community and has a lot of information to help us improve our websites and applications be more…

  9. Unit testing and whiskey tasting

    April 25, 2015

    We’ve all heard unit testing is good, but how do you get started writing unit tests? In this episode of Front End Happy Hour we share our experiences and advice writing unit tests. We discuss why it’s important and beneficial to have unit…

  10. Interviews make us drink

    April 14, 2016

    In order to work professionally as a front end developer, there is always an intense interview process. In this episode, we share our experiences and thoughts on the interviews we’ve done in the past. Not only have we had experience being…

  11. ES6 and a Six Pack

    April 04, 2016

    ECMAScript 6 was a major release for the JavaScript language. There’s a lot of great new features that have been added. In this episode we discuss how you can start using ES6 today and what we’ll start seeing in the next year for the latest…

  12. From head to footer

    March 24, 2016

    In this ever changing industry of front end development, developers are constantly learning. In this episode of Front End Happy Hour we discuss everything from our school backgrounds and what lead us to front end development. We also share…

  13. RxJS - Async and Drink

    March 16, 2016

    In the second episode of the Front End Happy Hour podcast, our special guest, Ben Lesh joins us to talk about all the great things in RxJS 5.

  14. The State of Web Development

    February 29, 2016

    For our very first episode of the Front End Happy Hour podcast, we have our panelists (Augustus Yuan, Derrick Showers, Jem Young, Ryan Anklam and Ryan Burgess) discuss their opinions on the Medium article posted in early January, titled…